Chris Rock takes a walk in New York after Will Smith was banned from the Oscars for 10 years after slapping a comedian

Chris Rock takes a walk in New York after Will Smith was banned from the Oscars for 10 years after slapping a comedian

Chris Rock was seen out and about in New York on Monday, days after Will Smith received a 10-year ban from the Oscars after he slapped the comedian on the March 27 show.

The 57-year-old comic donned a puffy navy coat with a yellow interior over a black T-shirt with sage green cargo pants and white sneakers on the Big Apple walk.

He completed his ensemble with a black beanie, sunglasses and headphones as seen on the daytime outing.

The latest: Chris Rock, 57, was seen strolling in New York on Monday, days after Will Smith received a 10-year ban from the Oscars after he slapped the comedian during the March 27 show

The latest: Chris Rock, 57, was seen strolling in New York on Monday, days after Will Smith received a 10-year ban from the Oscars after he slapped the comedian during the March 27 show

The Andrews, South Carolina-born entertainer has remained relatively quiet about the incident involving Smith at the Oscars, briefly addressing it during a few comedy shows in the two weeks since the shocking event.

The Emmy-winning entertainer appeared Friday at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., telling the audience, “I’m fine.” I’ve got a whole show and I’m not talking about it until I get paid,’ the Palm Springs Desert Sun reported.

The Saturday Night Live alum added, “Life is good – I got my hearing back,” according to the outlet.

The Everybody Hates Chris star previously referenced the incident during a March 30 show at the Wilbur in Boston, saying he was “still processing what happened” and that “apart from this weird stuff, life is pretty good.”

The comedian donned a puffy navy coat with yellow interior over a black T-shirt with sage green cargo pants and white sneakers while strolling through the Big Apple

The comedian donned a puffy navy coat with yellow interior over a black T-shirt with sage green cargo pants and white sneakers while strolling through the Big Apple

Smith slammed Rock at the Oscars on March 27 after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head

Smith slammed Rock at the Oscars on March 27 after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head

The Oscar swap between Smith and Rock came after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, saying, “Jada, I love you, GI Jane 2, can’t wait to see it “, in reference to the 1997 film which featured Demi Moore with a shaved head. (Pinkett Smith, 50, was diagnosed with alopecia, which causes hair loss.)

Smith then came on stage and punched Rock, then went back to his seat and yelled at him twice, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!” in front of a stunned audience at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.

Smith, in his acceptance speech after winning the Best Actor Oscar for his role as tennis patriarch Richard Williams in King Richard, apologized to the Academy and other nominees, but made no reference to Rock. In the speech, he compared himself to Williams as a defender of his family.

Smith later released two statements apologizing to Rock for his actions following the incident and issued his resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Rock has remained relatively quiet about the incident involving Smith at the Oscars, briefly addressing it on a few comedy shows in the two weeks since the shocking event.

Rock has remained relatively quiet about the incident involving Smith at the Oscars, briefly addressing it on a few comedy shows in the two weeks since the shocking event.

On Friday, Smith received a 10-year ban from the Academy for his conduct during the incident with Rock following a meeting of the Academy's Board of Governors.

On Friday, Smith received a 10-year ban from the Academy for his conduct during the incident with Rock following a meeting of the Academy’s Board of Governors.

On Friday, Smith was given a 10-year ban from the Academy for his conduct during the incident with Rock following a meeting of the Academy’s Board of Governors.

Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said in a statement that they wanted to “express our deepest gratitude to Mr. Rock for maintaining his composure in extraordinary circumstances.”

“During our TV show, we did not adequately address the situation in the room. For that, we are sorry. It was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, viewers, and our Academy family around the world, and we fell short – unprepared for the unprecedented.

The statement continued: “This action we are taking today in response to Will Smith’s behavior is a step towards a larger goal of protecting the safety of our performers and guests and restoring trust in the Academy. We also hope that this can begin a period of healing and restoration for everyone involved and impacted.

Smith responded by saying, “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” according to Page Six.

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